Additional design for manufacturability guidelines are available from the
These general guidelines form a good starting point for a designer. Ultimately, an
organization should develop company- or site-unique guidelines that consider it
manufacturing process capabilities and the requirements of its products. An
example of a company sheetmetal design
guideline is available.
Another source for specific guidelines is from your outside supplier. Many suppliers have
developed detailed guidelines based on their process capabilities and tooling.
DFM/A guidelines covering assembly, PCB fabrication and assembly,
machining, injection molding and sheetmetal are available for license from
A final source of guidelines is from industry organizations and books. For example, the
Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (IPC) publishes a
number of guidelines such as: IPC-D-782A "Surface Mount Design Guides and Land